Taxpayers lose Ksh 100 million yearly to rogue connection – Ketraco.

The country is losing over Sh100 million every year to unscrupulous business people  who are conducting illegal  power connections to unsuspecting Kenyans. And the amount could be even much higher according to Ketraco Managing Director Fernandez Barasa who says if all cases are reported, the losses will be worse. “We have reported over 100 cases of rogue power connection and vandalism in the last six month,” Barasa said Barasa who spoke to Journalists in Nairobi said the ever skyrocketing cases of rogue connections and vandalism has prompted the management to…

Quickmart supermarket now in Westland

By Kelvin Majangah Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened a new branch along Waiyaki way as it count on quality services and convenience to penetrate the country’s competitive retail sector. Quickmart’s latest strategic location is expected to serve customers in the wider Westland’s region region that includes Loresho, Kangemi, Lavington and Kinoo neighborhoods.where residents have been having limited shopping options. The new Wayaki way branch that has at least 100 attendants brings the retailer’s total outlets to 11, adding to the two in Nakuru, and one each in Kahawa…

Co-operative Bank Records Ksh 10.44 Billion Shillings in Half-Year Results

By Denis Muritu The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has registered a profit before tax of 10.44 billion shillings for the first half of 2019 in the financial results released by the lender on Thursday. The 10.44 billion shillings in pretax profits for H1 of 2019 is an increase from 9.98 billion shillings recorded at the same time in 2018. The pretax profits grew by 5 percent despite the prevailing challenges in Kenya’s economy including the persistence of the Interest Capping Rate. Profits after tax came in at 7.5 billion shillings,…

East African Private Sector to offer a common industrialization vision in the region

Peter Mathuki Executive Director of EABC By Dennis Muruitu  The EABC in partnership with trademark East Africa (TMEA) is organizing a regional private sector workshop on comprehensive review of the EAC-Common External Tariff (CET) scheduled on 22nd August 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. The regional workshop will offer a platform for the private sector players to review a common industrialization vision for the region and address any inconsistencies identified in the EAC CET that hinder intra-EAC trade. The 34th meeting of the EAC council of ministers held in 2016 directed the…

Daawo edges out recruitment agencies in domestic workers industry

For years there have been a public outcry by Kenyan domestic workers in Saudi Arabia owing to mistreatment. But this is now a thing of the past since the Kenyan and Saudi Arabia governments signed an agreement to streamline the sector. The agreement was signed in 2017 to end the mistreatment of domestic workers working in the Middle East country. Recruitment agencies in Kenya have had to comply with the new guidelines to ensure no Kenyan is suffers while working in Saudi Arabia. Daawo Holdings Limited a registered recruitment agencies…

Talanta Mtaani Second edition Kicks off

The second edition of Wanyonyi Junior tournament dubbed Talanta Mtaani sponsored by international sports journalist Dennis Wanyonyi continued to register different results at Vuyika -Kabras ground, Matete Sub-county in Kakamega county. In a match played on Saturday, M360 under the stewardship of Martin Luvisia thrashed Matete United 3-0, while Muhomo outplayed neighbors Kiliboti with a similar scoreline. On Sunday, Marukusi were held to a barren draw by Makuche at Marukusi. The tournament which attracted more than twenty teams from various sub-locations within Chevaywa ward is meant to nature talent among…

Mo Salah Grilled on Retirement, AMR Warda and Women’s Rights

What does football superstar Mohamed Salah think about his position in the Egypt team and their performance in the Africa Cup of Nations? The superstar shared his thoughts in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson in Connect the World, and also talked about his controversy-mired colleague Amr Warda. Here are key quotes from the interview:  On winning the Champions League: “Honestly it was great. It’s a dream for everyone, the city, the player, to win a Champions League, so something great and something very big. So everyone was having that…

Athi Water gets a new look in bid to provide better services

Athi Water Services has re branded to Athi Water Works Development Agency in a bid to re-engineer the firm to efficiently deliver its services. This comes after the renaming of the agency under the 2016 water Act from Athi water services board to Athi water works development agency. The new look sets the future outlook of AWWDA in fulfillment of the constitutional rights and the Water Act obligations to clean and safe water. The launch comes in at a time when the government is focusing on ensuring all citizens have…

First Lady takes Beyond Zero Medical Safari to Nyandarua County

By Tobby Otum First Lady Margaret Kenyatta takes Beyond Zero Medical Safari to Nyandarua County with a visit to Engineer town in Nyandarua County to officially launch the 4th Beyond Zero Medical Safari tomorrow (today). The official launch of the three-day medical drive which kicked off today with the registration, assessment and screening of patients, will take place at Engineer Stadium. Among the organizations participating in the medical safari are the Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation and Women for Cancer which will provide free screening for breast, cervical and prostate cancer.…

Need an Apartment? Purple Haze Residences development has what it takes

Purple Haze Residences development is situated off Dennis Pritt Road on Kitale Lane and it offers luxury residential 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as 3 and 4 bedroom penthouses all designed in modern living architecture and fitted with world class appliances. The name came up due to the Jacaranda trees and flowers that were blossoming in the land the development occupies and it is the ideal choice for anyone looking for space, luxury, comfort, security and serenity. During an exclusive interview with the Director of Purple Haze Mavji Varsani, he noted…